People with disabilities celebrate their day with the European Accessibility Actby Beatrice Credi - 2015.12.03
The European Commission has proposed a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities - around 80 million in the EU - to participate fully in society. The products and services covered have been carefully selected in consultation with citizens and civil society organisations as well as businesses. They include:
- ATMs and banking services,
- PCs, telephones and TV equipment,
- telephony and audiovisual services,
- e-books and e-commerce.
The next step is to transform the act into a real Directive legally binding on all Member States. A comprehensive legislation that aims to improve the functioning of the internal market, making it easier for companies to provide accessible products and services across borders.
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